Meaning of “bison” in the English Dictionary

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bisonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪ.sən/ us /ˈbaɪ.sən/ plural bison

Examples from literature

  • Led by the sounds, he found the dogs running down a bison. 
  • The bison subsist entirely by grazing, and upon hay cut within the Park. 
  • These bison appear darker and larger than their pictured cousins of the past. 
  • We were following a bison track until the beast headed for the ghost country. 
  • When the white men came they hunted the bison with guns, and soon killed them off. 

(Definition of “bison” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bison" in American English

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bisonnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑɪ·sən/ plural bison

a large, wild animal, similar to a cow but having a larger head and hairy shoulders, found esp. in North America:

Large herds of bison, popularly known as buffalo, used to live on the plains of western North America.

(Definition of “bison” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)